4,084 ft / 1,245 m


197 ft / 60 m


93 summits

Top climbing months

June   20%

September  20%

August   17%

Most climbed route

Herd path from Macomb


  • Carson Peak (formerly known as South Dix) is an ADK 46er in the High Peaks Wilderness of the Adirondack Park, New York.
  • The mountain is part of the Dix Range.
  • The name was recently changed to Carson Peak after Russell M.L. Carson (1884Ð1961), author of Peaks and People of the Adirondacks.
  • South Dix is flanked to the northeast by Grace Peak (formerly known as East Dix), to the northwest by Hough Peak, and to the southwest by Macomb Mountain.
"This was a fantastic weekend My wife Brigitte and I wanted to do the Dix Range. We were lucky to find parking on a sunday afternoon at the Elk Lake Lodge. Our first afternoon hike took us to our camp site at Lilian Brooke. The following monday morning we started at 7h00am. Our itineray was to start the ascension of Macomb via the slides. The ascent was difficult but the view was amazing. Upon arriving at the top we saw a few hikers. 2 of them (Jimmy and Don) did the next 2 summits with us: South-Dix and Grace. We really enjoyed their company and we had a similar pace which was great." - CPaquin, Aug 20, 2018
"Couldn't have asked for a better day to walk across the Dix Range. The short exposed climb to the top offered great views back into the High Peaks and East to the Champlain Valley and the Green Mountains in Vermont." - Right-On, Jul 29, 2017
"Trip report from the whole Dix Range traverse, included on all five logs: On Tuesday the 6th, Mom and I drove up to the Elk Lake parking lot and hiked in to the Slide Brook Lean-to. We got in sometime early evening and had the place to ourselves! It was raining, had been raining, and continued to rain into the early hours of Wednesday morning. But I'm willing to take the rain on set-up day versus hiking day. It was a little chilly at night and I had to put all my layers on to stay warm. I forgot that summer nights in the ADK can still fall into the 40's! Wednesday morning we were up at 6am a" - tscha1, Jun 7, 2017
"Solo. Macomb > S. Dix (Carson) > Grace > S. Dix (Carson) > Hough > Dix. Note pertaining to the entire day's hike - the trail register for the Dix Wilderness at Elk Lake Road was completely out of pages.. After summiting Macomb, it took me 48 minutes to get the summit of this mountain. I really loved the rock scrambling/bouldering on this climb. The treed summit was fine by me since the views off of the shoulder of the mountain were bang-up. I'm gonna go ahead & do a little clarifying for anyone else looking to hike the entire range. Every single trip report I read said something along the line" - kellieirene, Sep 12, 2016
"Deb and I wanted to do part of the Dix Range, I had done Dix once before so we set out to do Macomb, Carson and Gracie. Great weather, the slide up Macomb was awesome to do and very unique. The views to the East from Gracie were great. We wanted to do Hough on the way back but we missed the herd path by the summit of Carson and ended up on the Lilian Brook herd path which took us out of the way. We will catch that one in the fall when I take Deb up Dix for her 1st time." - hbotc, Jun 4, 2016



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